As a little side hustle to do while in school I spend quite a bit of time working for UberEats. While driving around the city I see so many things. New parts of Richmond that I never knew existed, plenty of artwork against buildings, and the very poor driving habits of Virginians.
I find myself quite often yelling internally, maybe even out loud, at the fact people don’t properly use their turning signals. Believe it or not, using a turning signal is not only beneficial to your safety but to the safety of those around you. For instance, I was at an intersection trying to turn left, I had to yield to oncoming traffic. I was in the middle of the intersection waiting for an opportunity to turn and I see this vehicle veering towards me. I quickly beeped my horn and raise my arms to try and figure out what they were doing. I then see the driver point his hand to the right, like he was indicating that he was turning. This confusion and mini panic attack I had could’ve simply been corrected with a turning signal.
Above is an audio file that I recorded from my own vehicle. Every time you go to make a turn you should hear that noise or something similar.
Please don’t be like that driver, be better.